Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Are You A Sinner or Saint?

The Lipstick Queen, Poppy King started her own lipstick brand in 1992 in Melbourne Australia. She had just turned 18 and couldn't find any lipsticks she liked. She wanted lipsticks that gave her the look of the 1940’s- rich, opaque and filled with pigment. Everything was thin, slimy and too greasy feeling. There were no deep colors or browns. Most reds went pink. So, on a whim she found manufacturers to mix up some lipsticks, a business partner and the nerve to approach a few stores. It became a run away success!

I have been a devotee of the opaque Sinner Red since it's debut. I have yet to find a comparable product that offers the saturation of color and rich texture. If you prefer a lighter look on your lips you can try the Saints collection. How beautiful is the packaging? Stunner.

The difference? The Saints are sheer and have only 10% pigment in them to give you a hint of the color whereas the Sinners are 90% pigment and opaque in texture.

Although she sells them directly through her website they are frequently sold out. I recommend picking them up in store or online at Barneys New York.


Megan said...

PLEASE do share things like these, because if it's not at Sephora or Neiman's, we don't know about it in Houston. We are left out of the Barney's loop (except for a small, unsatisfying Barney's Co-op).

Anyway, I'm taking your advice and dipping my toe in slowly with some natural Saint lipstick. The price point on that is excellent too - it beats Chanel at $30 a tube. I implicitly trust a woman who went on a lipstick quest at 18 to make a kick ass tube of lipstick.

The Townhouselady said...

Tell me what you think when you get it!

poppy said...

Hello. It is Poppy here! thank you for your lovely blog.
I hope you like Saint Natural! You might also love Saint Pink.
Please email me ladies at poppy@lipstickqueen,com if you would like an further advice.
Thank you again for the blog!
Poppy king

TheBeautyFile said...

Wow! Amazing...we must be on the same wavelength here in blogland! I LOVE that Poppy stopped by! How lovely!! I will check this out the next time I am at Barneys- too bad I only read this post now, I just walked by it today!

Marian said...

ohhhh I want both! i adore the packaging. it looks so sophisticated!
muah x

Jill said...

I'm a greedy saintly sinner...I want both!

Lucinda said...

Very interesting. I must have them.

Dobbygirl said...

I need to check these out! Thanks!!!

Megan said...

Two great things you've done for me with this post:

1. You inadvertently lead me to a store in Houston that carries Lipstick Queen that I had never been to and am now obsessed with

2. You introduced me to Lipstick Queen, and I'm in love. It's great. I've worn my Berry Saint (I decided to branch out!) for two days now, and I don't think I can go back to my Chanel or MAC wearing ways. Fabulous.

The Townhouselady said...

Woo to the Hoo! I'm so glad to hear that you tried and liked it. yea!

Jill said...

Woo to the Hoo...I want to steal that!

The Townhouselady said...

It's all yours!